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Lem's latest: Khan weighs 139, Peterson, 140
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Amir Khan weighs 139, one pound more than rival Lamont Peterson and tied for the lowest he has been in six junior welterweight bouts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- RING No. 1-rated junior welterweight Amir Khan weighed in at 139 pounds, one more than Saturday night's RING's No. 6-rated challenger Lamont Peterson for their HBO-televised fight at the Washington Convention Center.
Khan's weight ties for the lowest he has fought at in six bouts as a 140-pounder. The last time Khan tipped the scales at that mark was for his six-round technical decision victory over Paul McCloskey in April.
Khan (26-1, 18 KOs) takes an eight-bout winning streak that includes four knockouts into the matchup against Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KOs), who is 2-0-1, with two knockouts since falling to Tim Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) by unanimous decision in December of 2009.
For Ibragimov, the weight was the lightest he has been in 12 fights, last tipping the scales at 219 for a unanimous decision loss to Calvin Brock in June of 2006.
Also on the card is a bout featuring Lamont Peterson's younger brother, lightweight standout Anthony Peterson (30-1, 20 KOs), who weighed in at 137 pounds -- one more than his rival and fellow Washingtonian, Daniel Attah (26-8-1, 9 KOs).
OFFICIALS FOR CO-MAIN AND MAIN EVENTS
Khan-Peterson will be refereed by Virginia-based Joe Cooper, with judges Nelson Vazquez (Puerto Rico), George Hill (New Jersey) and Valerie Dorsett (North Carolina) scoring the fight.
Vazquez worked at least one fight of Peterson's, scoring it 59-55 during the fighter's seventh-round knockout of Willy Blain in April of 2009.
Mitchell-Ibragimov will be officiated by Maryland's Malik Waleed, with the scoring being taken care of by Marylanders Dave Braslow and Steve Rados, as well as Washington, D.C.'s Tammy Jenkins.